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To Sail Beyond the Sunset

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

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    beyond the sunset

    Heinlein is a great writer, he gets you involved in the story. I also like how he has recurring players in his other novels. this book ties alot of his books together with his characters and his story. This is one of the books I had a hard time putting down. It a great science fiction book and is a great one to have in your library to read again and again. after all a good book is like a good friend, you don't mind seeing them again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2007

    Don't Start With This One. ie, Reagan Era Tripe

    If you are new to RAH avoid this book. It's long, dry, sanctimonious, and generally boring. Especially so if you haven't read the other books in the series. It is meant to give more background information on the character Maureen. It comes off very smug and self-satisfied. It's basically a narration of what would happen if Mary Poppins went whoring. It's all told in retrospect. Has a 'and then I did this, then I did that, and everything was perfect' style. I got this feeling that the author used this book (last published during his life) to spout off his views, rather then actually tell a story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2006

    Ups and Downs

    There is a good story in this book. Unfortunately it gets bogged down in more and more of the free-love that RAH seemed obsessed with later in his life. If you've read the other books in the Lazarus Long series you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't go read the others first because this is the last. This one is about Maureen, LL's mother, and is essentially told from one sexual encounter to the next until near the end. Worse, even more so than in the other books, the sex gets downright disturbing as it moves casually into incest between parents and their teenage children, brothers and sisters, etc. All of that said, if you're a fan of the LL series you'll need to get through this book to wrap things up. The sex-obsession aside, Maureen's life is rather interesting, and the end is the happy fairy-tale ending we've all been secretly hoping for for these people, even 'fixing' some of the tragic endings in some of the other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2001

    An Excellent Addition to any Heinlein Fan's Collection

    To Sail Beyond the Sunset is a wonderfully crafted book that reviews in detail the life of Maureen Johnson, the mother of many other Heinlein characters. It is witty and involved, staying true to Heinlein's style. It is a wonderful insight into the lives of other Heinlein characters, and also into his own life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2000

    Intriguing!

    I found this book to be quite intriguing; also very hard to put down. When I first saw this book on the shelf of my high school library, read the back of it, let me tell you, I was caught, HOOK, LINE, and SINKER! I would suggest this book to just about anyone.

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